Nicola Bourke

Yoga4Health - a yoga programme designed for and with the NHS to support people with stress, anxiety and depression. Also for those at risk of Type 2 Diabetes and those who want to improve their heart health.


We are not just our physical bodies; we are also our minds, thoughts and emotions.

Currently I have no plans to begin new courses in 2022. However if you are from a charity or organisation and have a client group that would benefit from these please contact me and we can work together on delivering these very effective yoga classes and supporting wellbeing.

Yoga has long been associated with holistic wellbeing - physical, mental and emotional. I am now teaching live online yoga classes on Zoom that are evidence based and designed specifically for attendees working to reduce mild or moderate stress, anxiety and / or depression.

Some key facts

  • blocks of ten group classes, held weekly

  • each class two hours long

  • classes can be on Zoom or in person

  • no prior yoga experience necessary, suitable for absolute beginners.

  • classes include a weekly theme, breathing practices, about 70 minutes of movement and relaxation. The most important elements are the breathing and relaxation practices so it does not matter if you can't touch your toes.

  • chair options and lying / standing options are available

  • homework is part of the programme, to support the work we do in class and build a home practice as a long term wellbeing strategy.

  • homework is supported with a manual, YouTube videos and online videos for every week of the course.

  • Cost = £150 for the ten week course, includes the manual. Concession places available at £100. Some free places may be available to people who live in East Lothian. Please enquire.

  • - see website for more information.

  • This programme is also proven to support people at risk of Type 2 Diabetes and people who want to improve their heart health and studies have also shown it to reduce waist circumference by 14cm - although this was not an intended aim of the course.

  • Please direct all enquiries and self referrals to me - / / 07766 174462

Nicola 07766 174462 /

"Thank you very much for offering this opportunity for me. It was good to have things in my schedule, especially during the lockdown. And it also lead to other healthier choices and AWARENESS. As you said, awareness is huge. And I somehow believe that I am a bit more 'in charge' of my body."

"I have really appreciated the class so much. It has helped me to focus and has given me structure and a centred feeling of much more calmness. I hope to continue.. "

"I feel better after the classes .."

"I thoroughly enjoyed class and felt that it benefitted me greatly. My mental health has improved. Anxiety levels are easier to cope with due to breathing exercises. My back feels easier and generally body feels much better.

Cannot thank you enough. "

"Thank you so much for the last 10 weeks of Yoga. Although I struggled to come every week and keep up with all of the homework I feel I got a lot of benefit from attending, from a feeling of connectedness to a general feeling of improved health and positivity about engaging in other exercise. "

"Many thanks for the brilliant course and you have definitely got me back onto my yoga mat, thank you. "

"...just want to say thank you again for the wonderful opportunity, it made a mad time, much easier to deal with and I feel more physically positive than I have in a long time! "

"Thank you again for running this course. I meant everything I said at the end of the class and more. It has been really, really wonderful. I admit that I also actually like the online format in many ways. "